Expressions of Interest - Senior Policy Officer (Environment, Climate Action and First Peoples)

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Negotiable
Reference: VG/ECAFP/EOI/005SEP
Closing Date: 30-Sep-2023
Salary Range: $105,479 - $127,621
Job Duration: See Advertisement
Attachments: FAQ's.pdf (PDF, 90KB)
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PD - VPSG5 Senior Policy Officer ECAFP.docx (Word, 966KB)
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Contact: Lynelle Coughlin

Position Details

  • Apply your in-depth knowledge of, and experience in, policy analysis, policy development and policy advice to make a significant contribution to environmental policy in Victoria
  • Utilise your subject matter expertise in biological science, environmental conservation, environment protection, threatened species, climate change, public land management, first peoples, waste management or the circular economy.
  • Work as part of an agile and high-performing organisation
  • Location:  Flexible.

The Environment, Climate Action and First Peoples Group in the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action is seeking Expressions of Interest from talented and driven individuals with strong skills and experience in environmentally focused policy analysis, policy development and policy advice.

Please note that these are Expression of Interests only; when a suitable vacancy arises, you may be contacted to discuss your application.

As a Senior Policy Officer you will:

  • provide expert, authoritative and timely policy advice to the Minister, the Department's executive and other government departments;
  • undertake consultation across government and with external stakeholders, to inform advice to the Minister and the Department's executive; and
  • manage work programs and deliverables for complex policy projects within tight timelines.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Experience in undertaking complex policy analysis and providing high level policy advice is required.
  • High level knowledge, skills and experience with policy development and analysis in one or more of the following areas is desirable: climate change; environment protection; biological science; environmental conservation; threatened species; first peoples; public land management; regulation; waste management and/or the circular economy.
  • Experience undertaking engagement with stakeholders across government, industry and the community on complex policy issues is desirable.
  • A well-developed understanding of Victorian Government policy processes is desirable.
  • Tertiary qualification(s) including post-graduate qualification(s) in social sciences, public policy, natural resources and environmental management, law or similar is desirable.

The duration of the position will depend on the role/roles available at the time. These may be fixed-term, or ongoing. The work location is flexible within Victoria with hybrid work arrangements available. Expressions of interest will close on 30 September 2023.

To express your interest, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Other relevant information:

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check. 

To be eligible for appointment to these roles, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.

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